Yiorgis Sakellariou is a composer of experimental and electroacoustic based in London. Within his music, I hear an acute understanding of how to fabricate a rich, interconnected environment. Despite the fact that his audio is drawn from a whole array of locations and sources – field recordings made around the world,
Surely, the request for “silence” – as displayed on the doors of many religious buildings – is not intended to be heeded too literally. There are certain sounds that can’t easily be switched off: footsteps on the stone floor, the breeze skimming over the walls, the sigh a dozen nasal breaths.
Yiorgis Sakellariou’s piece drops onto my ears in the pitch black; a faint noise curling out of the speakers like a thin smoke, loaded with the explosive potential of the composer’s pre-performance assertion that the piece will be virtually inaudible at some points and potentially intolerably loud at